Part 1 – An Overview of the Vardo, Originally Published
January 2010 (Updated August 2015)
First Iteration of the Vardo. No kitchen box and plywood sides.
This is my home-built camping trailer. It uses both classic and modern building techniques and style. The design is an amalgam of showman, traveler and “gypsy” wagons from Britain and France with some influence from sheep wagons from the western U.S. I kept the build to the absolute minimum in size and weight. Since I don’t live in it full-time it can be fairly small but I needed something that can serve for long-term travel or as a base camp for future adventures.
Things are still changing but we are settling into some finality. It takes some living in and thought to figure out what works and what doesn’t in a tiny space; especially when it’s shared.
The following pages chronicle the build from beginning to almost the present condition. The original build is is also detailed here with descriptions and lots of questions & answers on the Instructables website.
Here’s a panorama mosaic of the inside from the doorway. Its difficult to get a good perspective through the camera lens.
Click the image above or HERE to go to the next page on how the Vardo came to be.
AGAIN, If you are seeking the Instructables Page on how to build the Vardo, then look here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Gypsy-Wagon/
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